E.J. Speed is the AFC special teams player of the week

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Last Thursday’s game between the Colts and Titans turned on a dime late in the third quarter.

The Titans were leading 17-13, but a shank by punter Trevor Daniel gave the Colts a short field. They turned it into a Nyheim Hines touchdown and the Colts Defense forced another punt three plays later.

A shank would have been preferable to what happened. Linebacker E.J. Speed blocked the punt and cornerback T.J. Carrie returned it six yards for a touchdown that extended the Colts’ lead to 27-17 on their way to a 34-17 win.

Speed was named the AFC’s special teams player of the week on Wednesday. He has played exclusively on special teams this year and has recorded four tackles on the year.